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Akauola and Dean sworn into parliament

Veteran journalist Matai Akauola opened the first Parliament session for the year with a maiden speech focused on the media, sports and family. Akauola and fellow Fiji First member, Mohammed Mursalinul Abe Dean were sworn in as Members of Parliament today. Matai Akauola told Parliament he would bring to the Government the benefit of a 30 year career spanning […]

Peni Shute

February 9, 2016 12:24 pm

Veteran journalist Matai Akauola opened the first Parliament session for the year with a maiden speech focused on the media, sports and family.

Akauola and fellow Fiji First member, Mohammed Mursalinul Abe Dean were sworn in as Members of Parliament today.

Matai Akauola told Parliament he would bring to the Government the benefit of a 30 year career spanning most of Fiji’s media.

Akauola praised the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s leadership style and said “It is no wonder the Fiji First government also genuinely cares for all Fijians.”

Furthermore  I acknowledge and am deeply grateful for the Honourable Attorney General, the Minister of Finance and General Secretary for the Fiji First Party, Honourable Sayed Khaiyum for his trust and confidence.

Akaoula said the governments ability to achieve its development goals assured him he was on the right side.

Quoting Solomon Islands Deputy speaker of Parliament, Hon. Job D Tausinga, Akauola said Parliament needed the media to ensure the people would support its role as the legislature of the land.

Madame Speaker, allow me to zero in on the three areas im most passionate about and namely, media, sports and building strong families.
Media has and continues to have an important role to play in ensuring political accountability.
Yes the media plays a very important role in society as a whole, covering a wide range of topics and creating powerful personalities who are relied upon as sources of information.

In contrast, Mohammed Dean said he would focus on education and the well-being of children. He said the governments policies on these areas inspired him to contest the elections under the Fiji First banner.

I support the education policies a lot and probably I’m one of the youngest members of the party so that is what I believe is going to be an inspiring factor to all youths out there who have an interest in politics.

Great is the government that cares for its citizens, but even greater is is the government that cares for its children.

The two MPs replace Sanjit Patel and His Excellency  The President, Jioje Konrote who resigned last year.

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